1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 10, 2012 11:30 AM by Old Toad
biglittlejimmy Level 1 (0 points)

I just imported some photos to iPhoto. Two batches are still there, the third batch is gone. Any idea where I should look?

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,355 points)

    Create temporary backup copy of your library if you don't have one already and try the following:


    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.



    Select the options identified in the screenshot


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.


    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.